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Brianology CD Launch – June 14, 2018 Hugh’s Room Live

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Blog, Front Page | 0 comments

Brianology CD Launch – June 14, 2018 Hugh’s Room Live

Thursday, June 14 @ 8:30pm $25 Advance/ $30 Door Purchase Tickets  Brian Gladstone has been involved in the Canadian roots music scene for almost thirty-five years as an artist, performer, sing songwriter, producer, festival director, and activist. Brian Gladstone has written and recorded four albums, all of which have garnered global acclaim and worldwide airplay, with a fifth to be released in late 2017. His albums have been signed with Comstock Records, as well as Silverwolf Records. In the last ten years Gladstone has played over 1,000...

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Brianology – New Album From Brian Gladstone

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Blog, Front Page | Comments Off on Brianology – New Album From Brian Gladstone

Brianology – New Album From Brian Gladstone

Like a good wine, great talent takes years to ferment before it’s finally ready for consumption. Brianology, the first album in a dozen years from folk singer, songwriter and first-rate fingerstyle guitar picker Brian Gladstone, is one such example. Co-produced by Gladstone and the phenomenal Tony Quarrington and recorded in Toronto, Brianology finds the founder of Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival offering 13 resonating songs that retain Gladstone’s peculiar quirkiness but – as Quarrington notes – project “more of an element of...

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Dr. B’s – The Lost Winterfolk Set April 11, 2018

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | Comments Off on Dr. B’s – The Lost Winterfolk Set April 11, 2018

Dr. B’s – The Lost Winterfolk Set April 11, 2018

As you may recall, the Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show at Winterfolk XVI Blues & Roots Festival was cancelled. This wonderful upcoming evening at Free Times Cafe is a careful reenactment of the lost Winterfolk set. Hosted by Steve Raiken, the lineup includes Chris Willson, Brian Gladstone, Joshua Walker, William Isen aka Bill Isen, Steve Raiken, Roger Zuraw, Dougal Bichan, and possibly more. It’s a ‘pass the jug’ event so you can pay what you want. See you all on April 11 for Dr. B’s – The Lost Winterfolk...

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Nashville Bound Homeless Benefit March 11 2018

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About | 0 comments

Nashville Bound Homeless Benefit March 11 2018

On Sunday March 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm at the Free Times Cafe, NASHVILLE BOUND is holding a BENEFIT for an organization that serves the Homeless in our city of Toronto – it’s called “Sanctuary”, which is situated on Charles St. just east of Yonge. “Sanctuary” is a Christian organization that has all kinds of support programs for the Homeless – as it says on their website, their purpose is: “… sharing our lives and our resources, we reach out to a downtown neighbourhood offering dignity,...

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Hugh’s Room Live presents Winterfolk XVI Preview

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Blog, Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

Hugh’s Room Live presents Winterfolk XVI Preview

Acoustic Harvest + Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Present: Winterfolk XVI Preview & Benefit
Featuring Dirty Dishes, Brian Gladstone w/Tony Quarrington, HOTCHA!, Julian Fauth and more.

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Winterfolk XVI Preview Jan 21

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog, Front Page, In The Press, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Winterfolk XVI Preview Jan 21

Annual roots and blues festival held at several east Toronto venues Reprinted from Inside Toronto East York Mirror – Fans of folk, roots, and blues music can get a glimpse of what’s to come at this year’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival on Sunday, Jan. 21. The Winterfolk XVI Preview will be held at Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St. W., just south of Bloor Street West, starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Presented by Winterfolk along with Acoustic Harvest, the show will feature performances by Dirty Dishes, Julian Fauth, Mr....

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Winterfolk Preview Show

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in Blog, Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

Winterfolk Preview Show

Acoustic Harvest + Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Present: Winterfolk XVI Preview & Benefit
Featuring Dirty Dishes, Brian Gladstone w/Tony Quarrington, HOTCHA!, Julian Fauth and more to be announced.

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Gladstone hosting Freetimes Cafe 37th Anniversary Show

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Gladstone hosting Freetimes Cafe 37th Anniversary Show

Free Times Cafe is celebrating 37 Years of live entertainment and authentic Jewish, Middle Eastern and Canadian cuisine and we want YOU to be a part of our special night!  Click for More Info Friday, December 15, 2017 Free Times Cafe 320 College Street, Toronto M5T 1S3 7:30 PM to 2:00 AM Free Admission, ALL AGES Open Stage signup at 7 PM, & starts at 7:30 We will be showcasing the best of our open stage & will be serving everyone a complimentary taste of our cuisines. A complimentary drink ticket will be given to the first 60 people...

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Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 9

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Blog, Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 9

Join us for ‘Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash’ in combination with a Winterfolk Festival Preview WHERE: The Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, ON 416-469-0537 WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 9th – Doors 7:30 pm / Music 8:00  TICKETS: $10 minimum donation @door (all funds go towards support of festival artists XVI) PREVIEW AT A GLANCE: 8:00-8:30 The Achromatics www.theachromatics.com 8:40-9:10 David Storey http://www.davidstoreymusic.com/ 9:20-9:50 Piper Hayes https://www.facebook.com/piperhayes/ 10:00-10:30 Brian...

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The Fabulous Gladstones Do the Freetimes Oct 28

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

The Fabulous Gladstones Do the Freetimes Oct 28

Don’t miss the 2nd annual ‘The Fabulous Gladstones’ Concert at Free Times Cafe featuring Martin Gladstone, Marci Jameson, Julie Gladstone, Bonnie Gladstone, Howard Gladstone, Brian Gladstone, plus honourary Gladstone for the evening, Tony Quarrington Admission $10 or pay what you...

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The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Oct 7, 2017

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Out and About | 0 comments

The Resurrection of Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show Oct 7, 2017

Join us for an intimate afternoon of great acoustic music, every Saturday. We want to create a place for artists, friends, and fans to hang out.    Players Wanted Sign Up starts at 1:00 Come Out to Hear The Great Music Come out to Meet Your Friends Come Out to Play Some Tunes The Room: It’s a good listening room filled with creative energy to enjoy some great music, and a place for artists to come out to meet their friends.   Who Can Sign Up to Play: All artists welcomed. Come in and put your name on the sign-up sheet to reserve your...

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Glad To Be Standing Show Sept 30th

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Glad To Be Standing Show Sept 30th

You are invited to Brian Gladstone’s ‘Glad To Be Standing’ Show Sept 30, 2017 — Black Swan Tavern This a free show for my friends, family, and fans – for everyone who reached out, supported me, and gave encouragment for healing from a broken femur over the last few months. This is my first gig since last April, and I would love to see everyone there! It is a celebration of music, healing and positive energy. It’s a free show – there is no charge at the door.  We have added some artists to the Glad To Be Standing Show...

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Hosting Freetimes Cafe Open Stage Aug 7

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Hosting Freetimes Cafe Open Stage Aug 7

Brian is hosting the Freetimes Cafe Open stage on Aug 6. Sign up at 7:00. All the fun starts at 7:30. Hosting Freetimes Open Stage Aug 7 The Freetimes Cafe 320 College St Toronto, Ont M5T 1S3 Canada (416) 967-1078 Map The Freetimes Cafe  ...

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Great Day at Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Great Day at Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show

Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show season finale at Free Times Cafetoday totally rocked with talent today. It was gratifying and therapeutic to see so many of my friends today. Players included Roger Zuraw, Bonnie Gladstone, Martin Gladstone, Steve Raiken, Glen Hornblast, Maggie & Mr Rogers, Nadia Buckmire, Chris Birkett, Linda Saslove, Aidan Devine, Joshua Walker, Wayne Neon, Victoria Lidia Ilgacs, Dorothy O. Laxton, David Storey, Henry Nozuka. Spotted in the bleachers Linda Spiegel, Arlo Burgon, the Sisters of Mercy, and many more music...

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Dr. B’s Season Finale July 29, 2017

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Front Page, Out and About | 0 comments

Dr. B’s Season Finale July 29, 2017

Join us for the season finale of  Dr. B’s Acoustic Medicine Show 2017 Season Finale July 29th, 2017.  Every Saturday at the Freetimes Cafe at 1:00 in the Afternoon. Note new start time is 1 PM formerly 2 PM. Join us for an intimate afternoon of great acoustic music, every Saturday. We want to create a place for artists, friends, and fans to hang out.  Players Wanted Sign Up starts at 1:00 Come Out to Hear The Great Music Come out to Meet Your Friends Come Out to Play Some Tunes The Room: It’s a good listening room filled with creative energy...

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Sometime Life Gets in the Way of Life

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Blog, Front Page | 0 comments

Sometime Life Gets in the Way of Life

All of my performances will be cancelled till mid July 2017. This is a pic of me getting discharged, in good spirits and of course clad in tie dies! The Xray is a before and after shot. There inserted a pin in my femur secured with some screws. So now I will trigger scanning devices for life. The other Xray is blurry, and the trained eye quickly spots four breaks. The last pic is unrelated and shows my Achilles heel – its the tropical sunburn that results from failing to put sun screen on my ankles. Undergoing daily physio, and looking...

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Just Announced – June 3, 2017 with David Essig

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Blog, Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

Just Announced – June 3, 2017 with David Essig

Just Announced – I’m thrilled once again to share the stage with my good friend David Essig at the Freetimes Cafe. It’s a small intimate listening room and a great opportunity to see the artists up close and personal. More info to be posted closer to the...

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Sitting in with the Jerome Tucker Band

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Blog, Front Page | 0 comments

Sitting in with the Jerome Tucker Band

This is exciting for me. I will be joining Jerome’s band on Sunday April 2 2017 at the Lindsmore Tavernand play a few tunes them. I dont think I have ever sat in with a full band before. Hope to see you there. 

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Guinness Book of World Records Longest Concert Attempt!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Blog, Front Page | 0 comments

Guinness Book of World Records Longest Concert Attempt!

I’m thrilled to be a part of this momentous event.In Canada’s 150th year, Epidemic Music Group, The Earl of Whitchurch and a massive community of music lovers will be taking the Guinness world record for “Longest Concert by Multiple Performers”. This will be a 16 day, 24 hour a day concert raising money and awareness for 16 charities. This is truly a David and Goliath moment in history, but our community is strong and our determination is immeasurable. This is truly a proud Canadian moment. My sets are both on March...

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BLUZ FM Hour with Brian Gladstone

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

BLUZ FM Hour with Brian Gladstone

Tune into my segment on Bluz Fm on JAZZ.FM91 with Danny Marks which will air this Saturday Feb 11 from 10 to 11 PM. We will be talking about a variety of topics including local music scene, the role of music in society, and of course highlights of the upcoming Winterfolk XV Blues & Roots Festival. We will be spinning tracks from Winterfolk artists including Brian Blain, Mike McKenna, Lily Frost, MrRick MusicAmericana, The Small Glories, Jack de Keyzer, HOTCHA!, Denielle Bassels, David Essig, Noah Zacharin, Kim Doolittle. Thanks Danny for...

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Arts Night for Animal Rights Dec 3

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

Arts Night for Animal Rights Dec 3

A night of singing, poetry, comedy. Come out and support your AR freinds, and enjoy the delicious vegan eats at D-Beastro. Arts Night for Animal Rights – A night of singing, poetry, comedy and Brian. ARt Night for Animal...

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Winterfolk XV Preview & Brian’s Birthday Party

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in Blog, Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

Winterfolk XV Preview & Brian’s Birthday Party

Festival-goers will have a chance to get a sneak preview of what’s in store at the 15th ANNUAL WINTERFOLK BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL when some of the finest folk, roots and blues artists will take the stage at Toronto’s Black Swan Tavern on Saturday, November 26th. Doors open at 7:30 pm and music starts at 8:00 pm for this event to benefit Winterfolk. Visit the FB page for more info.  Presented by Winterfolk XV Blues and Roots Festival, the event also serves as a fundraiser for the festival and as a BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION for festival founder and...

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Urban Folk Art Salon Oct 27 – Mt. Pleasant Library

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Blog, Front Page | 0 comments

Urban Folk Art Salon Oct 27 – Mt. Pleasant Library

Mount Pleasant Library presents Urban Folk Art Salon with host Gannon Hamilton and a mix of other artists including Brian Gladstone Mount Pleasant Library presents Urban Folk Art Salon Urban Folk Art Salon Oct 27, 2016 Send Urban Folk Art Salon Oct 27, 2016 to Google...

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Nahsville Bound Winterfolk Preview Oct 30

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

Nahsville Bound Winterfolk Preview Oct 30

Don’t miss the first Winterfolk Preview at the Free Times on Sunday Oct. 30th from 8:00 to 11:00 pm – we have a stellar cast that I’m sure you’ll all enjoy: with Tony Quarrington,Brian Gladstone, Mr. Rick, Melanie Peterson,Suzanne Jarvie, Laura Fernandez, HOTCHA! and Michael Costantini – and of course Glen Hornblast as Host! We’ll also have free CDs for the best Costumes! There’s a $10 Cover and all proceeds go to keeping Winterfolk going – one of the best Winter Folk Festivals anywhere! Hope to...

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Cooler weather makes musical Medicine a welcome tonic

Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Blog, Front Page, In The Press, Whats New | Comments Off on Cooler weather makes musical Medicine a welcome tonic

Cooler weather makes musical Medicine a welcome tonic

Summer is officially over and, as if watching the calendar, Mother Nature has begun offering a taste of the cooler weather to come.  While many will cope with the change in part by getting flu shots over the coming couple of months (I’m glad I did last year, I can say unreservedly) other tonics are available that help bolster your mood as the temperatures fall —and few would dispute the beneficial health effects of that. Even before he became newly health-conscious well over a year ago now, Roots songwriter, guitar ace andWinterfolk Festival...

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